SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE Issue 38 September 19th, 2014
CTNext and The Latino Way Sponsor Visits from La Fuerza Innovadora Project Entrepreneurs to Hartford Public Schools as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month
CTNext has partnered with The Latino Way, to launch La Fuerza Innovadora, an audiovisual project identifying Latino Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology in the state. The entrepreneurs from the project will be visiting two or three Hartford Public Schools in late September and early October.
The goal of La Fuerza Innovadora is to identify more Latino professionals in the STEM fields, and at the same time, inspire and empower our Latino Youth to be interested in the careers of the future. Through the videos and promotional material like flyers, DVD¹s and the website, the campaign is spreading the word — running in major media outlets like Univision, Telemundo, Comcast, print media and the Internet..
Hispanic Heritage Month is a perfect time frame (Sept 15- Oct 15) in which to introduce the media efforts to the students of Hartford Public Schools. Some of the professionals participating will be able to visit the schools and have a friendly discussions and conversation with the students about their business stories in Connecticut, giving the students some useful advice for their professional futures.
For more information, please visit www.lafuerzainnovadora.com
where you can find details about the campaign: the concept, the videos, business stories, useful links and registration info.
You can view the video here:
On the website, you will also find 5 different versions of the video, including snapshots of the 5 Latino Entrepreneurs: Balam Soto, Dudley Molina, Leticia Colon, Claudia Maldonado and John Soto.
On Tuesday, October 7th from 9.30 am to 10.30 am Dudley Molina will be presenting at SAND School, and on Thursday, October 9th from 9.30 am to 10.30 am Leticia Colo and Balam Soto will be speaking at Bulkeley High School — Upper Grades. Burr School will host entrepreneurs on September 30th.
This initiative was made possible by Hartford Public Schools' S.T.E.M. Director, Dr. Sandra Inga, and Alicia Willett, Director of Humanities who coordinated the three panel discussions for the schools. CT Next and The Latino Way reached out to Hartford Public Schools to ensure this project would move forward.
For more information, you may contact:
Dr. Sandra Inga
For more information about the Latino Way, you may contact Maria Lino here